Tyrese Singing Bus Black Rose
Tyrese Singing Bus Black Rose
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Get On The Bus: Tyrese Promotes 'Black Rose' Album With Reenactment Of 1994 Coca-Cola Commercial

Tyrese took it back to where it all started by performing on a NYC bus.

Tyrese has gone from singing on the train to singing on the bus. In his latest public effort to promote his final solo album, Black Rose, Tyrese took to a New York City bus. Belting out the track, “Shame,” the singer/actor/semi-professional public transportation performer gave a nostalgia-inducing reenactment of his famous 1994 Coca-Cola commercial.

“Sometimes you just gotta take em back to where it ALL STARTED!!!!!! 20 years ago.... I took this ride and it changed my life forever - to God be ALL the Glory…,” he wrote.

READ: Tyrese Takes To The Streets Of NYC To Promote His Album ‘Black Rose’

READ: Watch Tyrese And Jennifer Hudson Take Us Back To The 60’s In “Shame” Video

Part 3 I won't rest until RADIO, FANS OF ALL RACES AND SEXUAL PREFERENCES DECIDE TO DO SOMETHING THEY DONT DO ANYMORE.... BUY A FULL R&B SOUL ALBUM THAT DOESNT HAVE 15 rappers on it..... It's #GrammySeason it's #RnBSeason.... It's #GrownFolkSeason kids have a seat..... Music just grew up...: #BlackRose - are you still at home..?? a BEST BUY, FYE, TARGET, WAL-MART, and all independent retailers.... Pop radio stations you're on notice right now.... I need you to answer the question.... Are you gonna once again let another SMASH just stay on urban radio.?? It's #2 on billboard and YOUR listening audience would love and embrace this song too... Music has no race, had no boundaries #SHAME ft Jennifer Hudson was created for LOVERS around the WORLD!!!!! Top 40, Mainstream, Rhythmic stations - it's YOUR turn to support R&B soul that a real black man is singing.... It's my best and all I want is for the fans to hear it and embrace it... I love you and thank you!!

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It's me today and YOU tomorrow! I won't rest until RADIO, FANS OF ALL RACES AND SEXUAL PREFERENCES DECIDE TO DO SOMETHING THEY DONT DO ANYMORE.... BUY A FULL R&B SOUL ALBUM THAT DOESNT HAVE 15 rappers on it..... It's #GrammySeason it's #RnBSeason.... It's #GrownFolkSeason kids have a seat..... Music just grew up...: #BlackRose - are you still at home..?? a BEST BUY, FYE, TARGET, WAL-MART, and all independent retailers.... Pop radio stations you're on notice right now.... I need you to answer the question.... Are you gonna once again let another SMASH just stay on urban radio.?? It's #2 on billboard and YOUR listening audience would love and embrace this song too... Music has no race, had no boundaries #SHAME ft Jennifer Hudson was created for LOVERS around the WORLD!!!!! Top 40, Mainstream, Rhythmic stations - it's YOUR turn to support R&B soul that a real black man is singing.... It's my best and all I want is for the fans to hear it and embrace it... I love you and thank you!! Link in the bio.... #SupportRnB let's save MUSIC!!!

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At the end of his short performance, Tyrese also offered up a few of his now-signature inspirational words, encouraging viewers to follow their dreams.

“It’s okay to be a dreamer. It’s okay to think big. It’s okay to dream beyond your reality. It’s alright. God bless our world,” he said. “Black Rose, I’m gonna rest until it’s No. 1 on Billboard R&B, No. 1 on the Top 200. It’s okay to dream big, remember that. One love.”

And in case you’re too young to remember, or haven’t seen it in a while, here’s Tyrese’s 1994 Coca-Cola commercial, where he serenaded his first busload:

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